Van Halen was formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band was comprised of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony. The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984 was their most successful album and went on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone and they are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 80 million records.
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